Georgi Markov (footballer)

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Georgi Markov
Personal information
Full name Georgi Slavev Markov
Date of birth (1972-01-20) 20 January 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Gotse Delchev, Bulgaria
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1993 Pirin GD
1993–1996 Botev Plovdiv 65 (9)
1996–2000 Lokomotiv Sofia 89 (2)
2000–2003 Levski Sofia 58 (1)
2002 Trabzonspor (loan) 10 (0)
2003–2004 Lokomotiv Sofia 14 (2)
2004–2005 Levski Sofia 31 (0)
2005–2006 Ergotelis FC 25 (4)
2006–2011 Lokomotiv Sofia 85 (2)
National team
1999–2005 Bulgaria 36 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 2009

Georgi Markov (Bulgarian: Георги Славев Марков) (born 20 January 1972) is a former Bulgarian football defender. He is known as a tough, but generally fair tackler, and has been nicknamed the "Börner Grater" (Bulgarian: Рендето Бьорнер).


Markov was born in Gotse Delchev, near the border with Greece. His career began at the local club Pirin, but he was only 21 when he moved to the very successful Bulgarian club Botev Plovdiv. He played for Botev in the Bulgarian A PFG between 1993 and 1996.

In June 1996 Georgi moved to Lokomotiv Sofia. After that he played for Levski Sofia, Turkish Trabzonspor[1] and Greek side Ergotelis. Signed again with Lokomotiv Sofia in 2006.

Between 1999 and 2005, Georgi Markov played in 36 matches for Bulgaria.[2] He scored his only goal for Bulgaria on 9 June 1999 in the 1:1 home draw against England in a Euro 2000 qualifier.[3]

On 2 July 2011, he played in an exhibition match for Loko Sofia against his former club Levski Sofia, which marked the end of his professional career.[4]

International goal[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 9 June 1999 Bulgarian Army Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria  England 1 – 1 1–1 Euro 2000 qualifier



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